Grants

North Country Project Trains Preschool Teachers About Oral Health

Goal is to improve oral health among youngest children / / The latest New Hampshire Third Grade Healthy Smiles-Healthy Growth Survey identified statistically significant oral health issues among children in Coos County. They had the highest prevalence of decay experiences and untreated decay and the lowest prevalence of dental sealants statewide. The survey discovered that […]

Foundation annual report available

The New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation was formed in 1997 and celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Over the last twenty-five years the Foundation has committed $16.5 million in total awards and field investments. It awarded nearly $1.8 million in grants and strategic investments in 2021 alone. Among other 2021 highlights, it refined its strategic […]

New Funding Priority Announced

Effective with the opening of it Spring grant round (February 1), the Foundation has combined its Preventing Childhood Obesity and Food Insecurity responsive grantmaking priorities into a new priority called Healthy Eating / Active Living. Projects eligible for support will promote access to affordable healthy foods or safe environments for physical activity. For more information […]

Foundation provides more than $1.5 million to improve children’s health

The New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation committed $1,511,589 in grant and directed funding in its latest grant round. The projects funded included efforts to improve children’s oral health, reduce food insecurity, address childhood trauma and increase opportunities for healthy eating or active living. The Foundation makes grants for terms ranging from one to three years. […]

Report outlines benefit of outreach to those who need help buying food in NH

The New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute has produced a new analysis of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, and explores New Hampshire’s effectiveness in enrolling beneficiaries in the program compared to neighboring states. The program supports the nutritional needs of individuals and families facing economic hardships and limited incomes. In […]

New report analyzes Monadnock Region food access

The Monadnock Region Food Access Analysis provides a comprehensive analysis of assets and gaps in children’s and families’ food security programs in the Monadnock Region. The analysis was conducted by Southwest Region Planning Commission during the spring of 2021 on behalf of the Monadnock Children’s Food Access Alliance (Alliance). A newly published report includes the […]

Growing community health and wealth through food

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, independent grocers in the Northeast were forced to adapt their businesses seemingly overnight. Simultaneously, food insecure shoppers faced increasing challenges to feeding their families. As founder and CEO at Fair Food Network Oran Hesterman wrote in his May 2020 op-ed, “This pandemic is giving […]